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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 1, 2010 2:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

The '77 shows debate is a bit stale. We all have heard the classics by now. I'd love to hear what some of your favorite recordings are that aren't the standard.
I'm very interested in great sounding reproduction. Let me know which ones you think SOUND the best on this site regardless of show popularity. Thanks. Oh yea, I guess I should share some of my secrets... I find 6/ 20/ 87 to be one of the better (fairly unknown) recordings. You?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

I have always loved the Pirate's World show! It's a dynamite festival performance, with a hard driving Dark Star and excellent Cryptical/Other One suite. Great set list, lots of jamming. Not sure if anything can be considered a "hidden gem" anymore, we have all heard every show. But it certainly doesnt seem to garner the attention it deserves...

http://www.archive.org/details/gd70-03-24.sbd.hollister.2990.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 1, 2010 10:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

I haven't heard even close to every show. That's why I'm asking... Thank you all for the input, now I have a great list to catch up on.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

I feel like 10/10/82 doesn't get quite the attention it deserves. Very nice SBD and a grand, tight performance in a year in which they were hit-or-miss.

Highlights are a stunning T-JED, PITB>CRAZY FINGERS, and for a band that usually phoned in the encores, I'd put this SATISFACTION>BABY BLUE up with the very best.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd82-10-10.sbd.sacks.338.sbefail.shnf

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Poster: vapors Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:27pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

The 7 show revival of Crazy Fingers in 82 was really special. Here’s another good one from a year later:
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1983-10-08.senn441.silberman.miller.97883.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 2, 2010 9:33am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

The Rango Keshavan AUDs for this show are among the best audiences tapes I've ever heard. This matrix combines the beauty of this show nicely:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-10-10.mtx.seamons.fix.92058.sbeok.flac16

Thanks HSeamons!

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Poster: cush212 Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

Where was I for this? Oh, yeah, on probation, couldn't leave Utah without permission and the Grateful Dead family visit didn't quite cut it :(

Has some good reviews from names that I know though...

Whatever happened to Purple Gel anyhow? Anyone hear from him lately? Are you lurking???

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 2, 2010 9:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

edit: WHOOPS. Re-read your orig. post and see you are asking for excellent quality recordings. This is a terrible AUD and because of this a different kind of hidden gem.

http://www.archive.org/details/gd69-04-15.aud.miller.31435.sbeok.flacf

DARK STAR. There are a few very unique movements in this Star that I have not heard in others. Listen with headphones and just wait until Jerry opens your Third Eye.

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Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Mar 2, 2010 6:14am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?


I nominate 3/2/81 as a hidden gem; perhaps this show is a well known gig but I do not recall it being mentioned as such.

Nicely played & recorded

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-02.nak700.wagner.miller.90165.sbeok.flac16

My favorite hidden Gem continues to be 11/2/79 - mainly for the Miss Half-step Franklin's - the Bertha and the second set jam don't hurt

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 2, 2010 9:37am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

Listening right now and I am blown away!

Jerry's playing is very articulated, and possesses a well-measured intention that I find is missing in lots of shows starting in the early 80's.

People may say that Jerry's playing became sloppier, more noodley in the 80's and I do hear a certain kind of disinterest from the whole band more frequently as the years go on... BUT WHEN THEY WERE ON THEY WERE ON.

This is one of those shows and its WONDERFUL :)

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Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Mar 2, 2010 4:03am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1984-04-21.u87.eaton-silberman.10035.sbeok.shnf

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

If you are looking for pure sound quality you may just have to go back the SBD MR>? from pre 79, when they swithed to SBD MC> ?They sound pretty f-ing good. From the reels almost no his and by on large a
fuller sound. Some of the 1978 shows used an even larger reel than before which captured a lot of sound, like redrocks 78. Some of the dat masters from the later years can be hit or miss, far as sound quality. Around mid 83 when the PCM came wider into use in the FOB's. Then you see some of the sbds from the late fall and newyears series started to get really good sbd>PCM masters. Some of the shows closer to home in the early 80's sound phenomenal, spring 82,spring 83, summer 84 Berkeley were on a different level of the eras usual recordings.
Now with all the matrix's and miller remasters it's a whole new ball game and wish I had my externals full of those and not when I started harvesting this site in 2004.

for really good sounding shows;
the boards from 73-74 are so clean and thump
10-21-83 sbd>PCM not the best show, but listen to loser
7-5-84 Bertha remaster. ooh ahhhh mmmm
6-30-85 matrix may be one of the finer recordings on the site
12-30-86 listen to the Althea
for audiences listen to the Rango Keshevan Sony ECM's
Cal Expo 90 audiences Rock!
do a search for healy mix and you'll get some fun stuff too
or Bertha remaster
or Charlie millers remasters

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=284039

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

Hidden gem Rich?

I think your first reference to that show as a "classic" was much more appropriate. There are ten different transfers of the Lewiston show archived here, most folks consider it one of the very best shows of the 1980's, and even a "Hatey of the 80's" like me has to admit that its a decent show. It has been downloaded about 85,000 times. I mean it cant be both a classic and a hidden gem can it? What is a hidden gem anyway?

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Poster: RBNW....new and improved! Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

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Poster: Cliff Hucker Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:44pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

Easy up Rich, its not a good idea to take everything so personally! No reason to get so bent out of shape though, what did I say to make you so upset?

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Poster: Longnstrange Date: Mar 1, 2010 10:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

Hidden gem = recording that sounds friggin' great but maybe not everyone knows about.

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Poster: deadpolitics Date: Mar 2, 2010 9:57am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

What about early-era gems that are only available in AUD?

3-3-68, 4-15-69, 5-3-69, 11-8-70 come to mind. Many great shows in 1970 only available in AUD that to me are gems just because we are blessed to have any recording at all!

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Poster: utopian Date: Mar 1, 2010 5:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

yes
9-6-80

my first show too
so loud!

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Poster: Capt. Cook Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

Exactly.
http://www.archive.org/details/gd1981-03-10.sbd-set2.miller.91764.flac16

Overshadowed it seems by the previous night, this is "The Best" Scarlet>Fire the GD ever played at the Garden.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Mar 1, 2010 4:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

9-5-79 has a pretty good Scarlet-Fire if my memory is still somewhat intact- I'll give it another listen tonight.

Best hidden gem is 9-4-80. Listen to this show if you haven't!

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1980-09-04.sbd.miller.95497.sbeok.flac16

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Poster: GennyBenni Date: Mar 1, 2010 7:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Which is your favorite hidden gem?

Of all the shows from 68 that get so much recognition, I find 9/2/68 to be a tad under-appreciated. It's one of my most frequented tapes from that year.